Karen Cunningham is a seasoned human resources leader with a work history that illustrates strong strategic management skills, a solid background in human resources, and a career focused on creating value for organizations through the effective delivery of HR practices. Karen has demonstrated success in assessing organizational needs and implementing Dallas strategic HR planning that enhance company performance.
Karen’s diverse background in human resources includes strengths in recruitment, workforce planning, policy development, employee relations, performance coaching, investigations, payroll, benefits and HR strategic alignment. Karen has earned a reputation for increasing the credibility and effectiveness of the Human Resource Management function by her commitment to excellence in HR delivery and strategic business alignment.
Karen has a broad range of generalist experience and served as a hands-on HR leader in numerous organizations. Her 20+ years of experience in Human Resources spans numerous industries and includes over 15 years in leadership positions. She has managed all aspects of human resources over her professional career.
Karen is a dedicated community volunteer serving as President of the Frisco Family Services Board of Directors, a social services agency helping prevent hunger and homelessness in the Frisco community. Karen also serves on the Board of Directors for the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and served for over 10 years on various boards with Dallas HR Management Association. Karen served on the 2011 SHRM Employee Relations Special Expertise Panel. She was a contributor for the research publication SHRM Future Insights Report 2012. Karen has been quoted in several publications regarding various HR topics. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the HR Certification Institute and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional. Karen is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Dallas HR Management Association and Frisco Women’s League. Karen graduated from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.